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Occupy Central is unlikely to win concessions

Perhaps there was an instant, fleeting moment, where one could have been forgiven for supposing that the Occupy Central democracy movement might have had some success in its fight for universal suffrage in Hong Kong. With massive public support, riot police withdrawn, and an ultimatum presented to Hong Kong’s Chief Executive early last week, it […]

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Critiques of Hilary Mantel are misguided

Mantel needs to see a therapist. This is what Lord Timothy Bell had to say concerning the short story the Booker Prize winning author published in The Guardian last week, entitled ‘The Assassination of Margaret Thatcher: 6th August 1983’. However, whilst Bell and others on the Right have lined Hilary Mantel up for her own […]